“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.” – Her Majesty the Queen
We won’t be here for the Jubilee, however, I really wanted to attempt to make something that others may want to try if they are here. My favorite of the recipes I came across was the Jubillee cake. If any of you are celebrating the Jubilee with a picnic or party, this would be a wonderful addition and is absolutley yummy.
The blueberries and rasberries on top are meant to look like the British flag – I slightly failed on this, however, my attention span/attention to detail is notoriously low, and am sure others will be able to achieve this.
220g unsalted butter, softened
220g caster sugar
1 tbs vanilla extract
220g self raising flour, sifted
2 tbs milk
400ml of clotted cream (I made my own from double cream as the shop had sold out)
100ml double cream
1 jar of rasberry jam
200g fresh raserries
100g fresh blueberries
prep time – 30-40 mins, cook time – 25-30 mins
Preheat oven to 180c and grease line round cake tins. Cream together the unsalted butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
Divide the mixture between the tins and level the tops.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 mins until risen and lightly browned. Turn the cakes onto a wire rack and leave to cool.
If you managed to find clotted cream, combine it with the double cream in a bowl. if it is too runny ,gently whisk by hand until it forms soft peaks. Our local shop had run out of cream so i made mine by whisking 400ml of double cream. (by the way this is the most boring, arm aching job and took 15 minutes – see below). I also added a few tablespoons of sugar to the cream miixture as i wanted it to be sweeter.
Take one sponge and spread one side of it generously with the rasberry jam. Repeat this process with the other sponge and the clotted cream.
Place the sponges on top of each other and spread the remaining clotted cream on top of the cake and decorate with the fresh berries in the pattern of a Union flag (please note failed attempt at this below).
Conclusion: I demolished the above piece in ten seconds flat. Even though a bikini body required for next week, this was absolutely worth it.